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Crap From The Past - Bonus: KROQ/Los Angeles, Top 106 Of 1983 Countdown

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Crap From The Past - Bonus: KROQ/Los Angeles, Top 106 Of 1983 Countdown


Published December 31, 1983


Radio aircheck.


Notes

Taped on four type I Memorex dBS 120 cassettes by Brian N., San Pedro, CA, from 106.7 KROQ-FM/Los Angeles, with no noise reduction. Includes some editing out of the commercials. Unsure of the actual day on which the countdown aired, so using New Year's Eve as a guess.

Transferred to the digital world in October 2008 by Ron Gerber, played on Realistic SCT-41, no noise reduction, no EQ, no editing, no pitch correction. Just the cleanest, most un-futzed-with sound Ron could get off the cassettes.

Track listings for each of the eight segments:

Segment "a"
106. SLIPPIN' AWAY - Dave Edmunds
105. COMMITTED - A Flock Of Seagulls
104. JUST GOT LUCKY - JoBoxers
103. BELLY OF THE WHALE - Burning Sensations
102. RED SKIES - The Fixx
101. PRESSURE SWAY - Machinations
100. (KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION - The Human League
99. TELEPHONE - Pete Shelley
98. BARBARELLA - Bongos
97. TOO SHY - Kajagoogoo
96. THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG - Public Image Ltd.
95. GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN - Cyndi Lauper
94. COMMUNICATION - Spandau Ballet
93. YOUNG GUNS (GO FOR IT) - Wham!
92. NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS - Oingo Boingo

Segment "b"
92. NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS - Oingo Boingo
91. SHOCK THE MONKEY - Peter Gabriel
90. NOWHERE GIRL - B-Movie
89. NEW WORLD - X
88. ALL YOU EVER THINK ABOUT IS SEX - Sparks
87. OBLIVIOUS - Aztec Camera
86. BUFFALO GALS - Malcolm McLaren
85. BABY'S IN THE MOUNTAINS - Peter Godwin
84. RAINY SEASON - Howard Devoto
83. GIVE ME SOMETHING TO GRAB FOR - Ric Ocasek
82. WHITE LINES (DON'T DON'T DO IT) - Grandmaster Flash
81. DOOT DOOT - Freur
80. (SHE'S) SEXY AND 17 - Stray Cats

Segment "c"
79. WISHING (IF I HAD A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU) - A Flock Of Seagulls
78. BLACK AND WHITE - INXS
77. NUMBERS WITH WINGS - Bongos
76. LOVE MY WAY - Psychedelic Furs
75. THE POWER AND THE PASSION - Midnight Oil
74. IT'S A MUG'S GAME - Soft Cell
73. THEME FROM DOCTOR DETROIT - Devo
72. LET ME GO - Heaven 17
71. TOO MUCH BLOOD - The Rolling Stones
70. DER KOMMISSAR - Falco
69. RADIO FREE EUROPE - R.E.M.
68. STAND BY - Roman Holliday
67. SEND ME AN ANGEL - Real Life
66. RADIO WAVES - O.M.D.
65. LEGAL TENDER - The B-52's

Segment "d"
65. LEGAL TENDER - The B-52's
64. BOP GIRL - Pat Wilson
63. SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) - Eurythmics [maybe this entry should be "Love Is A Stranger", but they played "Sweet Dreams"]
62. CHINA GIRL - David Bowie
61. TANTALIZE - Jimmy The Hoover
60. LIES - Thompson Twins
59. THE POLITICS OF DANCING - Re-Flex
58. SHINY SHINY - Haysi Fantayzee
57. PUSS N' BOOTS - Adam Ant
56. NELLIE THE ELEPHANT - Toy Dolls
55. FIELDS OF FIRE - Big Country
54. BLUE MONDAY - New Order
53. THE REFLEX - Duran Duran
52. LIFELINE - Spandau Ballet

Segment "e"
52. LIFELINE - Spandau Ballet
51. DEAR PRUDENCE - Siouxsie and the Banshees
50. LET'S GO TO BED - The Cure
49. RED RED WINE - UB40
48. THE CUTTER - Echo and the Bunnymen
47. REBEL YELL - Billy Idol
46. CHANGE - Tears for Fears
45. SYNCHRONICITY II - The Police
44. SAVED BY ZERO - The Fixx
43. ACCELERATION - Bill Nelson
42. WHAMMY KISS - The B-52s
41. WHISPER TO A SCREAM (BIRDS FLY) - Icicle Works
40. CHINA - Red Rockers
39. COOL PLACES - Sparks
38. LOVE CATS - The Cure

Segment "f"
38. LOVE CATS - The Cure
37. THE ONE THING - INXS
36. TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP - The Romantics
35. JUST A GIGOLO - Barbie and the Kens
34. EVERYDAY I WRITE THE BOOK - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
33. MISS ME BLIND - Culture Club
32. LIVING ON THE CEILING - Blancmange
31. SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE - Thomas Dolby
30. SAVE IT FOR LATER - The English Beat
29. PALE SHELTER - Tears For Fears
28. STRIP - Adam Ant
27. SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) - Eurythmics
26. NEVER STOP - Echo and the Bunnymen

Segment "g"
25. KARMA CHAMELEON - Culture Club
24. UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT - The Rolling Stones
23. INSTITUTIONALIZED - Suicidal Tendencies
22. SWEAR - Tim Scott
21. MAKE A CIRCUIT WITH ME - The Polecats
20. 99 LUFTBALLONS - Nena
19. ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER - The Fixx
18. JEOPARDY - Greg Kihn Band
17. KING OF PAIN - The Police
16. I'LL TUMBLE 4 YA - Culture Club
15. OUR HOUSE - Madness
14. NEW YEAR'S DAY - U2
13. BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE - Talking Heads
12. MODERN LOVE - David Bowie

Segment "h"
12. MODERN LOVE - David Bowie
11. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME - Culture Club
10. I CONFESS - The English Beat
9. UNION OF THE SNAKE - Duran Duran
8. MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) (in German) - Peter Schilling
7. MAD WORLD - Tears For Fears
6. LET'S DANCE - David Bowie
5. CHURCH OF THE POISON MIND - Culture Club
4. IN A BIG COUNTRY - Big Country
3. EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - The Police
2. THE SAFETY DANCE - Men Without Hats
1. IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW - Duran Duran

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Reviewer: davepopo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 20, 2015
Subject: Simply fantastic!
Way back when, radio was so much better, and so was KROQ. This is such a great piece of KROQ's history. To the person that posted it, thank you so much, for displaying to the world, the programming they may have been missing on KROQ. These DJ's, this radio station, and this format, made radio history. It now will never be forgotten. Great audio quality from the cassettes too. Very decent audio processing for 1983. If that was Scott Mason's doing, great job Scott (RIP).
Reviewer: Argyle D'Chauffer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 18, 2014
Subject: Ron To The Rescue!
Another find from someone's old cassettes. An eight hour countdown from KROQ, ca. 1983!

Now that will make for several great rides to and from work!

This is the 80s I remember!
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